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Boulder of Criffel Granite on foreshore near Southerness

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This photograph shows three women sitting on top of a granite boulder on the seashore near Southerness.

 

Taken from "A Photographic Record of a Holiday in Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire (with one or two views outside) August 1937".  The photograph album was compiled by H D Hewitt, 9th January 1938. The group of people pictured are of a learned society, probably a geology group - who spent their time on field excursions to local places of geological significance.

 

In Victorian times the granite from quarries in this area was of such high quality that it was in demand both for buildings and monuments. Galloway granite was also used for kerbstones and setts or cobble stones throughout Britain. These granite setts were exported widely - as far afield as Argentina and Russia.

Place of Production:
Southerness, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
height 62mm, width 105mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1982.50.77
Digital Number:
DMPG034n
Creation Date:
4th August 1937
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council